The House extensions Specialists Caversham
Welcome to CC Top Builders. If you are considering an house extensions, you have come to right place. For over ten years CC Top Builders does house extensions all over Caversham, RG4 8 for families wishing to turn the empty roof space in their homes into an extra living area. We have completed literally thousands of house extensions over the last ten years and have gained invaluable experience in the construction process but also in ensuring all our customers receive great service.
The best attic conversion company in Caversham
Most house extensions are completed with in two weeks, and disruption to the household is kept to a minimum. All carpets and flooring are fully covered before commencement of work. All rubbish and debris are taken away on completion of the conversion or extension.
Free House extensions Consultation
We offer free house extensions consultations, free quotations and a totally professional service from start to finish. If you want to convert your attic, or need insulation added to your current conversion, renovate or refurbish your house, kitchen or just anything, then call us on 020 3389 8528.
Why Choose CC Top Builders Contractors in London?
- Specialists in house extensions in house extensions area.
- General Building Work including extensions, sheds etc.
- 10+ years experience.
- Architect Certificate of Compliance (if requested).
- Top quality Velux windows used.
- Dormer windows also available.
- Custom made stairs supplied and installed.
- Choice of wood or plastered finish.
- Most attics completed in under 8 days.
- Full job, start to finish, including plumbing and electrics.
- En-suites installed if required.
- Hip Roof Extensions (subject to planning permission).
- All rubbish taken away on completion of your attic.
- RSJs installed.
- References available on request.
- Free no-obligation quotes.
- Excellent rates.
- Fully Insured.
- See our gallery of pictures for ideas.
- Just want a Velux Window installed? No problem, we can supply and install a Velux in your kitchen or attic.
Nearby areas we cover:bathroom renovations near Caversham, RG4 8
kitchen refurbishment near Caversham Heights, RG4 7
garage conversion near Lower Caversham, RG4 5
home improvement near Emmer Green, RG4 6
renovation near Reading, RG1 1
house refurbishments near Littlestead Green, RG4 9
bathroom renovations near New Town, RG1 3
renovation near Dunsden Green, RG4 9
house renovation near Coley, RG2 0
home improvement near Chalkhouse Green, RG4 9
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a builder
Building and renovating is not something that we do extremely frequently, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a difficult decision with substantial repercussions if you get it wrong. By avoiding these typical mistakes you’re most likely to take pleasure in a stress complimentary construct and eliminate budget blow outs.
Choosing the incorrect sort of builder
Quite just, if you are extending or remodeling you ought to just be speaking to contractors who are experienced in extensions and remodellings, and, if you are building a new house you ought to just be speaking with home builders who are experienced in brand-new houses. The best brand-new house builder in town might be the worst choice to develop your extension since there is so much various about an extension that can quickly catch out a builder without that experience. It is not unusual for brand-new house builders to present competitive quotes for extension and renovation jobs; nevertheless that is frequently due to the fact that they do not have the experience to prepare a quote that adequately deals with the intricacies of an extension
Not getting detailed quotes
Far too many people pick a builder based upon quotes that have a lot of essential products missing and that are not transparent. No matter how in-depth and exhaustive the illustrations might appear, there will typically be a lot of things missing out on from the drawings that the builder needs to prepare an extensive quote.
If the contractors have actually just been supplied with strategies to prepare their quote there is a high likelihood that there will be a great deal of essential products missing out on from the quote and a really high likelihood that will result in additional expenses and prospective dispute with the builder. To avoid this you ought to always issue the contractors with an extensive Inclusions Schedule along with the illustrations. Additions Schedule’s, like ProSpex ensure you understand exactly what will be consisted of in the quote, guarantees that the quotes you get will be far more thorough and transparent, making it much easier for everyone included to compare ‘apples with apples’
Assuming that the most affordable quote is the ideal price
It is just natural to be drawn to the quote that will save you some money, but if that quote is significantly cheaper than the other quotes then you need to be extremely cautious prior to you choose that builder. A grouping of similar quotes ought to be giving you some clues as to what the ideal cost is to finish the project. Picking a builder that has actually offered a quote that is substantially less than other quotes may cause future problems if in reality the builder has actually made a mistake with the quote. The last thing you desire is for the builder to take shortcuts and charge for variations down the track
Not understanding jargon in the quote
There are a number of terms that you absolutely need to understand when assessing quotes. If you do not, you will be exposed to a higher risk of extra expenses during construction and your budget burning out. There are two key terms that will be important in your assessment of quotes.
For instance, when you see ‘Prime Cost’ items and ‘Provisional Sums’ noted you need to comprehend that they are allowances only and whilst the builder has a duty to consist of figures that are sensible, there is likewise a substantial variety in the cost of lots of products that might be thought about reasonable. For instance, a toilet can be bought for $250 yet there are also toilets available for over 3000. You need to be particularly alert if a quote has a great deal of Provisional Sums in it, as Provisional Sums are in some cases used to make a quote appearance competitive when in truth it may in fact be really deceptive. Adam Hobill’s book, Nail It!, goes into a lot more information on why it’s so crucial to comprehend Provisional Sums
Not talking to existing clients
It’s simple for home builders to give you the details of a few customers who they understand have been happy with their services; and for that reason asking builders for referrals is a little a waste of time as they are just going to provide you details of people who will state the ideal thing. Rather, you ‘d be much better encouraged to ask the builder for the contact details of a couple of existing customers. Present clients will give you feedback that is less contrived and more useful as they are still immersed while doing so
Unknowning who you’ll be handling
Some builders will prepare the quote and be the primary builder on site day to day, whilst some building companies will have a team of people and the person who prepares and presents the quote might not be your primary contact throughout the develop … you might never see them throughout the rest of the procedure. You’re going to be dealing with your builder for numerous months and a close working relationship will be important to guarantee a successful outcome, so make sure you understand who it is that you will be handling from day to day
Not knowing what is omitted from the quote
Among the best ways to clarify what is included in the quote is to ask the builder to confirm what is left out from the quote. A bit like reverse engineering, it is a fantastic method to uncover any of those products that may have been assumed by either celebration are either included or omitted. Lighting, for instance, frequently produces confusion and ends in difference if it is not explained at the outset. A builder may quote for lights, however that will typically just consist of the batten fitting (world holder) and no light fittings, whereas the customer is probably expecting that light fittings are consisted of